Tag Archives: Community Health

Universal health coverage policies may fail to ensure the provision of primary care for all without a stronger commitment to community health

By Andres Garchitorena (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement and NGO PIVOT), Felana A. Ihantamalala (Harvard Medical School and NGO PIVOT), and Matthew H. Bonds (Harvard Medical School and NGO PIVOT). Background Nearly half of the world’s population lacks access … Continue reading

Eyes Wide Open in Guinea Bissau

Dr Anna Last, a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD fellow in the School’s Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, won a Young Investigator Award at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans … Continue reading

How much more evidence on community case management of pneumonia in sub-Saharan Africa?

By Joan Kalyango Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children under five years old worldwide, despite being preventable and treatable, mostly due to poor access to care. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) contributes more than half of the total deaths … Continue reading

Part Five: When It’s Over

*This is the last part of a 5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream). When It’s Over 111 pharmacies visited, 8 elephants, 10 Thai massages, … Continue reading

Part Four: Writing It Up

*This is the 4th of a  5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream). Writing It Up Summer Project Due Date: 32 days. Word Total: 0 … Continue reading

Amidst Leopards and Tigers

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi If you ever find yourself in India, I would strongly recommend … Continue reading